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Railways to introduce modern coaches of Karakoram Express LAHORE: Pakistan Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique is inaugurating upgraded rake of Karakoram express train on Tuesday.According to the PR sources on Monday, members of Senate Standing Committee on Railways will also accompany him.It is pertinent to mention here the PR is introducing state of the art passenger coaches for commuters to facilitate them. The train runs between Lahore and Karachi. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2015 ...

Efforts on to introduce local manufacturing of mobile handsets: Anusha ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Information Technology and Telecommunications, Mrs. Anusha Rahman on Monday said local manufacturing of mobile handsets was being given priority to help ensure locally made handsets at affordable price.She said this while talking to Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of China Mobile, Liudian Fang, who called on her here.Anusha Rehman asked Chine Mobile to facilitate local manufacturing of handsets in Pakistan by introducing to Chinese vendors the "Concessionary Tax Regime" recently introduced ...
Accused of blasphemy in Jehlum arrested: Rana Sana FAISALABAD: Punjab Law Minister Rana Sana Ullah Khan said here on Monday that accused involved in committing blasphemy in Jehlum had been arrested. Hence, there is no need to exploit this incident which is purely an act of an individual. Talking to the media, he said that immediately after the incident in Jehlum, the police and the administration took prompt action while Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif had also taken notice of the incident. The ...
Govt making all-out efforts for infrastructure development: Musadik ISLAMABAD: Spokesperson to Prime Minister Dr Musadik Malik has said that the government is making all out efforts for infrastructure development in the country.Talking part in a Radio Pakistan's programme Hafta-e-Rafta, he said the government is also determined to make development in all sectors to facilitate the common man. The spokesperson said the Prime Minister is trying to facilitate the people by making the travelling comfortable.Copyright PPI (Pakistan Press International), 2015 ...
Govt making all out efforts to control hazards of climate change SIALKOT: Federal Minister for Climate Change Zahid Hamid has said that the government was making all out sincere efforts to control the hazards of climate change in the country, adding that effective steps could be helpful in ensuring the provision of pollution-free atmosphere to the people in the country.He stated this while talking to the newsmen here at Sialkot on Monday. Local MPAs Ch.Muhammad Ikram, Mansha Ullah Butt, Ch. Munawar Gill, Sialkot DCO Dr. Asif ...
President urges Int'l community to end polio related advisory ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain has said that Pakistan would soon overcome the challenge of Polio and urged the international community to end polio-related travel advisory about Pakistan.He was talking to a delegation of Royal College of Physicians Britain here on Monday. The President welcomed the decision to conduct MRCP examination in Pakistan. He said this would also benefit other countries of the region.Copyright PPI (Pakistan Press International), 2015 ...
CJP for joint efforts to make progress ISLAMABAD: The Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Anwar Zaheer Jamali on Monday said that the country will make progress with joint efforts of all segments of society.Addressing a function in Quetta, he said that we all have to play our positive role to eradicate the sense of deprivation from the society. He urged all constitutional institutions to fulfil their responsibilities towards national progress.Copyright PPI (Pakistan Press International), 2015 ...


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